Mother of popular Nigerian singer, Simi, has advised parents to have a good relationship with their kids and be mindful of what they do around them.
Mrs Jedidah Akinsola gave this advice in an apparent reaction to the death of a 12-year-old boy, Sylvester Jnr, who was allegedly beaten and tortured to death by his colleagues for not joining their cult.
In a series of tweets, she advised that parents should build a good relationship with their kids so that they can easily speak up when being molested or abused.
She also urged parents to treat their domestic staff with love and respect as these children learn by example.
“Too many sad stories of children maltreated by teachers & fellow students. Why are people so wicked to children? Some adults are still doing same to their housemaids & staff. Please, change your ways & stop being wicked. Those of you who did it in the past should ask for mercy.
Some students learn wickedness from home from the way their parents treat their domestic staff. They see their parents treat their staff less than human & these kids took this mentality to school to deal with those younger or weaker than them. Parents, please show good example.
Parents, have a good relationship with your children so they can quickly speak up when they are being molested by a teacher or fellow students. Find time to ask them questions that will make them open up. Attend their Parents/Teachers meeting and be observant.
When your child complains please listen. I removed my daughter from FGGC & she became a day student when I realised she didn’t like it. What works for one child might not work for another. Stop using other people’s children to determine what is okay for your own children. Listen.
Parents, pls don’t stop going to your children’s schools when they enter university. Our kids now go to Uni at a young age so we still need to be up & doing. Check on them, encourage them & advice them & check out their friends. Trust them into the hands of God but do your part.” She tweeted.
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